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Physician Assistants in Maryland

Is Maryland a good place for you to work as a Physician Assistant?

22.3% Jobs Projection
$106,940 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in Maryland are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Maryland is growing faster than average.

  • Physician Assistants in Maryland earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physician Assistants Work in Maryland?

There were approximately 3,040 workers employed as Physician Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 3,010 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physician Assistants in MD Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Maryland has more Physician Assistants than average.

Physician Assistants in MD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 22.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.

Job Projections for Physician Assistants: Nation vs. MD

Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 230 annual job openings, and 3,450 total jobs in 2026 for Physician Assistants in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 10,600 annual jobs and 145,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physician Assistants Make in Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $61,950 to $154,000 with $106,940 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.78 to $74.04. The median hourly rate was $51.42.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $49.82 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.60.

The median salary in Maryland is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Physician Assistants Earnings: MD vs. National Average

Top Maryland Metros for Physician Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physician Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,780 $109,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,340 $108,940
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,590 $102,380
Salisbury, MD-DE 170 $113,910
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 100 $112,780
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 $118,340

Top States for Physician Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states where most Physician Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 12,060 $117,060
California 10,520 $118,500
Texas 7,930 $110,080
Pennsylvania 6,650 $97,720
Florida 6,040 $104,420
North Carolina 5,010 $102,180
Michigan 4,490 $108,200
Ohio 4,430 $105,940
Massachusetts 3,720 $110,110
Georgia 3,470 $104,460
Colorado 3,190 $103,070
Maryland 3,040 $106,940
New Jersey 2,810 $120,700
Illinois 2,670 $105,660
Virginia 2,510 $99,980
Washington 2,470 $122,710
Connecticut 2,300 $126,320
Arizona 2,100 $105,120
Wisconsin 2,020 $111,890
Tennessee 2,010 $93,010

Below are the states where Physician Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $126,320
Washington $122,710
Alaska $120,990
New Jersey $120,700
Nevada $119,570
California $118,500
Wyoming $118,090
New York $117,060
Hawaii $116,230
District of Columbia $115,460


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